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WGSS Welcomes Professor Emily Orlando as Co-Director

WGSS is pleased to announce that committee member, Emily Orlando, is now co-director of the program!   Professor Orlando’s teaching and research interests include 19th- and early 20th-century literature, Victorian culture, women’s studies, African American literature, and the intersections between visual, literary, and popular culture.  She has taught courses in American literature, Victorian literature, transatlantic decadence, women’s/gender studies, and the first-year writing sequence.

She is the author of Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts (Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2008), as well as articles that have appeared in the following peer-reviewed journals and books: American Literary Realism; New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse; Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture; Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal; Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment; and Edith Wharton in Context (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).   292

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